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Fri
24
Nov

Henryetta to open cage season Tuesday

Henryetta’s Drew Brown (20) puts up a shot during a first-round meeting with Stigler in the 2016 Henryetta Invitational Basketball Tournament. Brown will look to guide the Knights on a deep run through the playoffs in 2017-18.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

The Henryetta high school varsity basketball teams will begin their 2017-18 season this Tuesday evening.

The Knights and Lady Knights will travel to Bristow to battle the Bristow Purple Pirates and Lady Pirates.

Tuesday's season opener will get started with the girls game at 6:30 p.m. The boys contest will follow at approximately 8 p.m.

After the season opener at Bristow, the HHS squads will travel to Haskell for a showdown with the Haskell Haymakers and Lady Haymakers next Friday, beginning with the girls contest at 6:30 p.m.

Henryetta's first home game of 2017-18 will take place December 5 against the Stigler Panthers and Lady Panthers.

Wed
22
Nov

Season Ends for Dragons

Dewar junior wide receiver Braxton Loyd hauls in a pass attempt during last Friday’s second-round playoff game against Prue at Dr. Ted Lewis Stadium. Loyd caught three passes for 43 yards and a touchdown, but the Dragons fell to the visiting Prue Rockets by a 60-56 margin to end their 2017 football season.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

DEWAR - The 2017 season came to a close here last Friday for the Dewar Dragon varsity football team.

 

The season-ending setback came against the Prue Rockets by a 60-56 margin in the second round of the Class B state playoffs at Dr. Ted Lewis Stadium.

 

The Dragons finish 2017 with a 9-2 record, which includes their first district championship since 2014 and a perfect 3-0 district record.

 

The Dewar squad enjoyed an early 14-0 advantage in the first quarter, only to see the visitors answer with back-to-back touchdowns to knot the score at 14-14 after the first 12 minutes of action.

 

Fri
17
Nov

Double or Nothing

Dewar junior wide receiver Rhett Whitlow prepares to haul in a pass during pregame warmups at a recent home football game against Wetumka. Whitlow and the Dragons will continue their playoff run tonight at home against the Prue Rockets in the second round of the Class B state football playoffs. Tonight’s postseason contest is set for 7:30 p.m. at Dr. Ted Lewis Stadium in Dewar.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

The 2017 postseason got underway with first-round action last Friday night around the state.

For Okmulgee County, the two playoff representatives - the Beggs Golden Demons and Dewar Dragons - came away victorious last week in their postsesason openers.state playoffs after blanking the Strother Yellowjackets 46-0 in Dewar.

The Beggs squad's next obstacle on their journey towards a state championship for the first time since 1975 will be the Lincoln Christian Bulldogs in the second round of the Class 3A postseason.

Lincoln Christian comes into tonight's second-round matchup with a 5-6 season record with the Bulldogs keeping their season alive with a thrilling 24-21 win over the Muldrow Bulldogs in Muldrow last Friday night.

Fri
10
Nov

Search for Gold begins tonight

Dewar freshman quarterback Joey Fowler (14) delivers a pass during an October 26 road game at Weleetka. Fowler and the Dragons will play host to the Strother Yellowjackets tonight in the first round of the Class B state football playoffs. Tonight’s playoff opener is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Dr. Ted Lewis Stadium in Dewar.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN
Times Sports Editor

The 2017 high school football season began in August with teams competing in preseason contests.

Most Oklahoma varsity squads began their 2017 regular-season schedule on August 25, competing in 'Zero Week'.

Now, after a grueling regular-season, it is time for the third portion of the 2017 campaign to get underway - the postseason.

For Okmulgee County teams - the Beggs Golden Demons and the Dewar Dragons - tonight (Friday) begins a 5-week journey towards a state championship.

The Demons will seek to take home the Gold Ball in Class 3A, while the Dragons have their sights set on capturing the state championship in Class B.

Fri
10
Nov

Knights suffer season-ending loss to Vian

Henryetta senior tailback Avery Moore (25) attempts to elude a Vian defender during last Friday’s regular-season finale at historic Cameron Field. Moore concluded his high school football career at Henryetta in the Knights’ 50-3 loss to the Wolverines. Moore finishes with 2,382 rushing and 24 TDs in his 4-year career at HHS.

(Photo by KAITLYN DILLARD)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

HENRYETTA - The Henryetta Golden Knights had their postseason streak snapped here this past Friday night.

 

The Knights failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2014 with a 50-3 loss to the Vian Wolverines in Friday's regular-season finale at historic Cameron Field.

 

The Henryetta squad finishes 2017 with a 1-9 record with the lone win of the season coming against Haskell in Week 5.

 

Friday's season-ending loss also brought to a close the high school football careers of nine HHS players, including standout tailback Avery Moore, who finished his high school career with a total of 2,382 rushing yards and 24 TDs.

 

Fri
27
Oct

Playoffs in Sight?

Henryetta seniors Avery Moore (left) and Jarett Day are looking to guide the Knight football team to a third-straight playoff appearance in 2017. The Knights need a win tonight at home against Wewoka to punch their ticket to the postseason.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

HENRYETTA - The Henryetta Golden Knight varsity football team will return to the field tonight (Friday), playing host to the Wewoka Tigers.

The Knights enter the Week 9 battle with Wewoka with a 1-7 record, 1-1 in 2A-5 play. Wewoka is winless in 2017 at 0-8, 0-3 in 2A-5 action.

A win over the Tigers tonight will guarantee the Knights a third-straight postseason appearance heading into next Friday's regular-season finale at home against Vian.

A loss to Wewoka could put a damper on the Knights' playoff dreams.

In the first eight games of the 2017 season, the Henryetta squad has been outscored 322-142 for an average of  40.25-17.75.

The most points scored by the Knights in a game this season was 40 in their Week 5 win over Haskell.

Wed
25
Oct

Henryetta runners place at State meet

Henryetta freshman Austin Green finished 50th overall at last Saturday’s Class 3A state cross country championships in Shawnee.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

SHAWNEE - The Henryetta varsity cross country team had three representatives at last Saturday's Class 3A state cross country championships.

The state meet took place at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee and featured a total of 322 runners - 163 girls and 159 boys.

The Henryetta cross country team was represented by freshmen Cheyanne Thomas and Austin Green and sophomore Keaton Lollis. Thomas competed in the girls 2-mile race, while Green and Lollis were part of the 3A boys 5k race last Saturday.

Green was the top finisher of the three HHS representatives at the state meet. Green, in his first-ever state meet, came away with a 50th-place finish, crossing the finish line in a time of 19:18.19.

Fri
20
Oct

Dogs, Demons square off in Beggs

Dewar receiver Braxton Loyd (12) prepares to haul in a pass during last Thursday’s home game against Wetumka. Dewar is scheduled to travel to Del City on Friday for a non-district game against Destiny Christian.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

Week 8 of the high school football season saw most teams take the field on Thursday night, instead of the usual scheduled Friday game.

Four Okmulgee County teams were in action in Week 8 with two meeting in Beggs with postseason implications. Another county squad was on the road Thursday, battling to keep its playoff dreams alive for another week, while the final county team will hit the road tonight (Friday) in a non-district contest.

Wed
18
Oct

Dragons outduel Wetumka, 30-14

Dewar senior running back Boogie Brown (26) prepares to make contact with a Wetumka defender during last Thursday’s District B-6 contest at Dr. Ted Lewis Stadium in Dewar. Brown rushed for 249 yards and one touchdown in the Dragons’ 30-14 victory.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

The Dewar Dragons made their first step towards their first district championship since 2014 last Thursday night at Dr. Ted Lewis Stadium.

 

The Dragons scored their first district win of 2017 with a hard-fought 30-14 victory over the visiting Wetumka Chieftains.

 

The 16-point win came in the first District B-6 contest for both squads and pushed Dewar's season record to 5-1.

 

The Dragons will return this Friday with a trip to Del City and a non-district contest against the Destiny Christian Wildcats.

 

The win over Wetumka puts the Dewar squad in a tie for first in the B-6 standings with Canadian. The Dragons will battle the Cougars in the regular-season finale on November 3 in Dewar.

 

Fri
13
Oct

Knights to face Okemah in key district battle

Henryetta senior quarterback Jarett Day (7) looks for an open receiver downfield during last Friday’s home game against Holdenville. Day and the Knights will be in Okemah this Friday for an all-important District 2A-5 showdown. Tonight’s district battle with Okemah is set for 7 p.m. at the Pecan Bowl in Okemah.

(Photo provided by TOM TURNER)

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor

The 2017 high school football regular season is nearing its conclusion.

Teams will be doing their best for the next four weeks to keep their seasons alive for at least one week in the postseason.

For three Okmulgee County squads, the next four weeks will be used to fight for spots in the playoffs on November 11.

The Dewar Dragons are already bound for the postseason in 2017 and will use three of the final four weeks of the 2017 season to try and secure one of the top two spots in their district (B-6) and a first-round home game in Week 11.

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